Revo has signed a global partnership deal with the International Council of Shopping Centres (ICSC), joining 19 other European countries and over 100 globally, enabling a more collaborative, strategic and mutually beneficial relationship that will advance the interests of the global retail property community, creating a more powerful voice for the industry.

Revo joins the following countries:

• Austria
• Belarus
• Belgium
• Denmark
• Finland
• France
• Germany
• Iceland
• Italy
• Luxembourg
• The Netherlands
• Norway
• Poland
• Portugal
• South Africa
• Spain
• Sweden
• Switzerland
• Turkey

The agreements will ensure the people and businesses involved in the diverse world of retail property and placemaking are broadly recognized for the integral roles it plays in the social, civic and economic vibrancy of communities, to thrive and prosper, energising and driving progress in Europe and across the globe. Within the European Union alone, the industry contributes 27 million jobs and nearly €2 trillion in tax revenue from retail sales

The collaboration that results from these agreements will create a more powerful voice for the industry, as well as a platform for members to share best practices more effectively.

Key areas of focus include:

  • Public Affairs and Outreach — a unified voice on behalf of the retail real estate industry to enhance perception and understanding of the importance and contribution of retail destinations to the vitality of the communities they serve.
  • Events, Research and Programmes — enhancing the quality of retail environments by sharing thought leadership, case studies and combining the collective insights of over 10,000 members across Europe.
  • Member Benefits — better support and engagement of members by focusing on organization co-operation and offering a clear value proposition.

“It is crucial that those of us working in retail property and placemaking in the UK continue to look beyond our borders for inspiration and mutually beneficial relationships. The result of the EU Referendum makes this more, not less important. Being part of a global network of professionals working in our sector will enrich our understanding of how the consumer and retail markets are evolving, and adds value to our increasing and diversifying membership,” said Ed Cooke, Chief Executive, Revo.

“The new agreements are an important step towards raising the voice of the retail real estate industry at a time of immense change,” stated Bill Kistler, ICSC’s Executive Vice President & Managing Director – EMEA. “Fostering close collaboration between ICSC and national industry organisations across Europe brings valuable perspective and resources to our respective members to help them manage change and create new opportunities.”

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